Dudley's Muddley Day (A Silly Safari Book): Red Banana by Josh Webb
A delightfully funny animal story about getting the wrong end of the stick by Josh Webb for Egmont's red banana series. Little Dudley the terrapin has heard that Joe the bear cub feels under the weather. He thinks it means he's literally under a rain cloud and is worried about it happening to him too - so he hides in his shell. But his friend Minnie the elephant persuades him to go and cheer Joe up. Along the way they meet grumpy (but funny) Ella the parrot and Leo the silly hippo, who add to the confusion. It is only when they see Ava the giraffe and find Joe the bear in his lair that all becomes clear to Dudley. He feels very foolish, but his friends show him that it doesn't matter - his heart was in the right place. Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.